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The Shivah

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Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Features rabbinical conversation methods, a unique method of fighting, an original score, and three different endings!
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Wadjet Eye Games
Wadjet Eye Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Win 2000 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium or higher
  • Memory: 64 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17,
Processor: 1 GHz,
Memory: 256 MB RAM,
Graphics: 64 MB of VRAM.

System requirements for macOS

Macbook (early 2009), Macbook Pro (mid 2007), IMac (early 2009), MacMini (early 2009), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2008). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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The Shivah reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
An Interesting, short and instructive story from Dave Gilbert. Despite The fact that the story is about Jews, synagogues and rabbis, this game reveals the truth about the church, parishioners and other persons involved in corruption. The game hides the essence of the immorality of "Holy Temples", which earn good money, hiding behind the Lord. In this game, the story is about the connection of the church with the Mafia, and, as the main character of the game, "Rabbi-the one who has to priest and instruct on the path of the true, the coffin of people's lives." The Music in the game is still always amazing, from the main theme to the final soundtrack, summarizing the story. The Graphics still do not pretend to place a Crysis'a. The 8-bit visual style gives the game more gloomy, nuary atmosphere, which in its own way complements the story, and thus gives it new colors for the display of gray and grim reality. Quest part of The Shivah is nothing special stands out among the other games of the genre, except that here you need to listen more/look at the names of the characters and what they say. The Lion's share of the game will take place behind the in-game computer, which you will use to read their (and not only) mail, as well as anecdotes, which at one time were probably ridiculous... "Mama sent Moishe two sweaters. He, in order to please his mother, dressed one of them, and came to his mother. But instead of the joyful face of mum, Moisha saw a sad emotion on his face and heard in response: "Why are you wearing one sweater? Didn't you like the second one? "And in general, the humor in the game is enough. Suffice it to say that when talking with the characters you will always have a replica of the "Rabbi's Answer", which, of course, means "answer the question". As a result, we have a wonderful game, with a good storyline and a promise to think about the existence and nature of the church. Great music, logical actions and a Boevka from Monkey Islandd'a (in a couple of moments)-all this awaits you in "The Shivah". Goy asks the rabbi, "Why do all the Jews answer the question?" The rabbi says, "Why not?"
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Microsoft from Swedish
Smart, interesting and exciting as always when it comes to games from "Wadjet" and Dave Gilbert! Hope now that the friend Blackwell series comes to IOS in the near future!
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Microsoft from French
Sri Lanka, we talk about 2 hours of play without hurry. I even thought that I had finished the first chapter but it was the end of the game. We are not far from this level.
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Microsoft from French
A sublime point & amp; click that will delight all fans of the genre. What is exceptional is that the riddles are hard but with reflection largely feasible. Here, no absurd actions and therefore impossible to achieve, everything is logical. On the other hand: that the game is short !! ... Too bad. In short, except the hard game, perfect!
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Microsoft from French
A bilingual game: English required, Yiddish optional. That said, the basic glossary online puts this particularit the door of tois, even of a blonde shiksa :) Short, but the price is consistent. The scenario is original, and completely dispenses with object collections that annoy in most point-and-click. The very open end allows some replays. Dave Gilbert ensures!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Shivah is a really great game at a high level. It's one of the few crime games you really have to think about. The game creates an exciting atmosphere that is well supported by the music and is very exciting. The only thing I have to criticize is the playing time. Unfortunately it turns out a bit short. Apart from that, the game is very good and it's always worth the money.
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